There are few things more anxiety-inducing than being a soon-to-be first-time parent and searching the word “diapers”—and realizing you’re on page one of 148. The sheer volume of choices in all baby-related products is overwhelming to say the very least. You can read and research and vet your options for weeks on end, but the
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Damien Maloney In the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016, Sarah Delashmit, a thirtyish woman from Illinois, attended Camp Summit in Dallas, Texas, which since 1947 has served children and adults (“ages 6–99”) with disabilities. Delashmit had muscular dystrophy, and was paralyzed from the neck down. She had a sophisticated power wheelchair and breathing
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Doreen* had been bullied since middle school because of her looks. People called her fat and ugly, at what felt like a ceaseless pace. She didn’t feel sexually or romantically desired. Boys didn’t treat her the way they did her more attractive friends. Having a sex-positive attitude was even tougher growing up in a religious
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Getty Images Throughout history, Paris has been through many times of turmoil and destruction—the Paris Commune of 1871 destroyed many of the city’s historic buildings and World War II subjected the city to heavy bombing. But Paris remains as resilient as it is romantic. Here, we take an intimate look back on the evolution of
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Early in my new novel, We Were Never Here, there’s a scene that was hard for me to write—it skates too close to a truth that fills me with anxiety and shame. In it, Emily, a twenty-something woman on vacation in Cambodia, brings a hot South African backpacker back to her hotel room… I discovered
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Three years ago, Abigail O’Laughlin sat in the parking lot of a Chick-fil-A in Destin, Florida, her heart racing. She was meeting her eating disorder recovery coach, and they were planning to eat one of the foods she feared most. A chicken sandwich might not seem like a big deal to some, but two of
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The beauty industry has a bad habit of labeling actual change—eliminating harmful ingredients or including actual representation in imagery—as trends. Clean beauty has become a casualty of this phenomenon, which is only emphasized when brands use vague terms and greenwash their products, despite a lack of commitment to true sustainability. Hopefully, this “fad” is here
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Marc Jacobs has been dictating trends for three decades, but the designer’s most recent showstopper wasn’t on the runway. Instead, Jacobs dropped a post-face-lift photo (gauze and all!) onto his Instagram feed, and it’s all anyone wants to talk about. This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content
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Welcome to the future…of livestreaming. ELLE.com and Verishop, the social shopping app that allows experts to stream shopping events (bringing the fun of QVC back to e-commerce!), are teaming up for four live beauty events where you can watch and shop ELLE editors’ favorite beauty picks. With the help of makeup artist Allan Avendaño, whose
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